I have a habit of writing about a book after finishing it to remind myself what I found valuable about the book and what it taught me for future reference. I usually do it in long-form and also think about the topics included in long-form. But ode to James’ 10 item list technique, I will list the ten things I have learned from the book, and I am going to implement in my life:
- Writing 10 item lists every day keeps you creative.
- Providing value to people must be your default action plan.
- Ideas must be experimented upon with the least possible cost.
- Being the only is a better strategy than being the best.
- Your network is as powerful as the interconnections they have.
- Always manage the frame.
- Avoid reading news.
- Every multimillionaire has multiple income streams.
- Experimenting is the antidote to grinding.
- You have to get out of the line before you can skip it.
The book was a breeze to read, which made me think that I should reread it to better understand some of the subjects. I always loved James’ writing style, and he never fails to deliver something valuable. Since I was an avid follower of him when he was forming the aforementioned ideas, I heard and thought about those ideas here and there, but I forgot about them and didn’t implement them in my life. Probably I wasn’t ready to approach life as an adult back then.
I don’t know if I will be able to implement all of the ideas I took note of, but I will definitely write a list of ten to keep my creativity going, and I will continue trying to bring value wherever I go. If you are looking for a book that might kick you in the ass to change a couple of things in your life for the better, acquire the book and read it!